James Moncrief was a 2Brtish engineer in St. Augustine from
1763 to 1768. He later became commanding engineer for the
Southern District (May 1781). As a professional engineer it
is logical to assume that he .would produce a reasonably accurate '
map, and this is the case.
The man is drawn to sccle, x th the buildings colored to
'represent m-asonry or wood construction. Owners are given on
the map rather than with the aid of a key. There is no indication
as t- whether the houses are one or two story.
The building in question is U shaped in plan withl-the open
end of the U to the soh.i The red color indicates that it is of
A check was. rade on th-e d scale by meaasrring the length of
the block along Treasury St. from St. George to Charlotte Sts.,
and cor.mpring this distance to the scaled distance on the map.
The rcasured .distance was found to be 36L.7' as compared t the
scaled distance. of. ,X 120 yards ( 360'). The scale on the-
Map therefore does not seem to havo st'ffered in the process of
The only ;:njor '?e!e _anc;7 th' t 'ows up when' the scaled si e
of the ,,uilding i compared to the, actu~ l measured distances 3,
the E- ang .length me' sured a o Tress' Street, Moncrief
indicates a distanc- of 90' w:; il the actual distance is I-"
Other i.Tmensions re it:h acce table l 't:.
The most sigr,-ni lent bit of inforimnt.f.ion t-o ube gaatbhred from .
this map mi; the change in ka qhCpe f TnT L to U. This would
indicate major reno'.q.tion of the strulcturs. .,'"
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Cartographic interpretation of a site provides information
on both ownership and the physical characteristics of the
.property. In most cases, the mans used in this report were make
in connection with tha a change in government, and reflect the
owners &f the property at that time. Th4 information will be -
treated along with the documentary sources'to establish a \ -
W- crono.-ology y.
In ths section of the report t'e major emphasis willlbe
on the physical aspects of the structure as presented by the
maps -.d tgH acco~.psninyg, keys.
,- Add divicuClties r-esultin gs fsrorm diff. units of means. 6 scale chang.
A num er of nmaps were examined in preparing this report,
however only the following were felt to be important enough to
warren detailed analysis:
PUE1TE $7^i ) IZ72 Jan.22, 1761!
This is a sketch man with a c prensive key to all properties
within the city. The key iveOs t oe ownor, tho type of ccrstruction-,
and the size of the lot. It does not givo the condition or the
Quadra 0, # 193 Casa de Piedra
de Dn. Juan Estevan de Pe.a
The buildingis L shaped in plan, wtIxXs:0fXK in^!!..
&asEngaxxax at the SE corner of St. George St. and Treasury St.
The term Piedra indicates that this was a coursed sda. s coquina
stone hose as opposed to a random rubble or oyster shell tabby
ROCQSE S ARpRIO
These two maps will be treated together as the RnzqEax.
Barrio .s. essentially the same as Fhe Rocque but is in color,
which hesps t~ when buildings a-e of more than one material.
TH Eoth Rocque and E-r-rio were professional engineers and
produced relatively accurate plans of the city.. It is fsaialy
obo vioTs that Barrio used the Rocque ap -as a base for his.own.